Canadian Airlines Are Breaking The Rule To Fly Pets And Their Families To Safety
The residents of Fort McMurray have lost just about everything because of the unpredictable wildfires in the northeastern part of Alberta, Canada.
They fled their homes and jobs…some even had to leave their precious pets behind. But that doesn’t entail their fates are sealed. On the contrary, rescue organizations in the region have banded together to rescue as many pets from abandoned homes as possible. While hundreds of pets — from dogs to hamsters — have found temporary residence in shelters, the fire is still on the move.
That means everyone up north, including the rescued pets, are in danger.
That’s where astounding airlines are stepping in to assist.
— Canadian North (@ CanadianNorth) May 6, 2016
Companies like WestJet, Suncor Energy, and Canadian North are operating evacuation flights from Fort McMurray to southern parts of Canada.
While usually there’d be a limit on the number of pets let on flights — and restrictions on how they’re transported — the flight crews are forgoing the rules.
— Lori D Simon (@ ThePublicEye) May 6, 2016
Dogs, cats, turtles…they’ve been flying in coach along with everyone else in an attempt to evacuate as many pets as possible on each flight.
— CarmenCampbell (@ mum2boyz) May 7, 2016
Passengers have been happy to share the plane with a few furry seatmates. Everyone is well aware that they’re just looking to find a safe haven, too.
Some are able to bring their own pets aboard, while other animals are unaccompanied, hoping to be reunited with their families when they touch down.
What a wonderful way to help out all those in need — from the furry to the spikey!
— Metro News Canada (@ MetroNewsCanada) May 10, 2016
If you’d like to do your proportion, you can contribute to the Calgary Humane Society or the Fort McMurray SPCA. For those who were affected by the wildfires and had to leave their fur newborns behind, you can fill out a sort apprise authorities.
We’re praying for all those in the Fort McMurray region. Stay safe and we hope everyone is reunited with their loved ones soon!